Category Archives: *L*O*V*E*

N.Y.E. at PTT

I celebrate saying Good-Bye to 2011 and HELLO 2012 by dancing the night away at a great party held at Potato Head Beach Club in Bali. It was a huge space with 3 different restaurants and a pool front and center (where they built a stage and DJ booth). We had a pretty big crew and managed to take over a small area in the front corner which gave us the best seats to the amazing fireworks show! It was the longest fireworks show I’ve ever seen!!

I couldn’t of asked for a better night with my boyfriend, best friend, and friends! It was an absolutely magical night in Bali! 2012 is going to be a great year! I can just feel it!!

If you ever make it to Bali, definitely be sure to check out Potato Head. It’s a great place to have dinner, relax, and stare at the ocean.

Xx,
Melody

A little bit about Me – Melody Yoko Reilly

I posted this on my Japanese blog and thought it might be fun and interesting to share with you all here on Carte since I don’t think I ever formally introduced myself!

Love you and thank you always for all of your amazing comments and support!

Let me introduce myself~*

Name Melody Yoko Sakakibara Reilly

Birthday 07/30/1988

Hometown Redondo Beach, California

How long have you been a model? 5 years

Hobbies Dance, yoga, swimming, shopping, baking, traveling

Favorite color? Red, White, Black

Favorite animal? Stingray

Favorite food? My mom’s cooking, chicken, white rice

Favorite flower? Plumeria

Favorite book? The Alchemist

Favorite movie? The Wizard of Oz, The Fifth Element, all of the Batman movies, Almost Famous, Ace Ventura, City of God

Favorite place? Bali, the ocean

Favorite fashion style? Casual, sexy

Favorite fashion item? Denim shorts, bikinis

What accessory do you alway wear? A diamond ring that I bought from Ahkah, hoop earring

Who inspires you? My mother and father

How did you become a model? My mom sent my pictures into a model search.

What did you want to be when you were younger? A detective, a singer, a whale trainer

Are you left or right handed? Left handed

When was your first kiss? When I was 13 years old

What is your favorite nail polish color? Uslu Airways x ACRONYM’s matte black color

Do you have any pets? At my parents house in CA, I have one dog named Mickey.

Tell us something not a lot of people know about you. I have a stuffed animal named Doggy that I take with me everywhere and that I cry easily.

How many pairs of shoes do you own? Hmm…that’s tough, I guess I’ve never counted…

What is your favorite restaurant in Tokyo? I like El Torrito Mexican Restaurant. The thing I like most there is that you get all you can eat chips and salsa!

Number one place you would like to go? Brazil

Do you have any beauty secrets? Drink lots of water, eat vegetables and fruits, and get a proper amount of sleep.

What is your “charm point”? My eyes and my lips

What is your New Years Resolution? to Eat Healthy, Be Healthy. to blog more! ;) to learn a new language, I’m thinking Mandarin! Wish me luck〜♥

I hope you enjoyed this little Q&A with me!

If you have any more questions you would like to ask please write them in the comments!

bye bye

Xx,

Melody

D R E A M

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dream with eyes open,
love with hearts open,
speak with minds open,
for the sun will rise again to bring a new day

Year of the Dragon

HAPPY NEW YEARS EVERYONE!!!!!

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Welcome 2012! I’m so excited for this year because it is my Chinese Year, the Year of the Dragon!!

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Sending you lots of sunshine and love from Bali!!!

Xx,
Melody

X-GIRLS in Tokyo – Arissa, Wendy, Misha, Melody

We are X-Girls!

Misha, Arissa, Melody, and Wendy

I was so happy to see fellow X-Girls in Tokyo!! We were able to hang out a few days during their trip and of course, shop! I can’t wait to see you girls again!

And be sure to check out their blogs on Carte Blanche X!!!

Xx,
Melody

World’s Greatest

 

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE WORLD’S GREATEST MOM!!!! Thank you for all of the love and joy you bring me everyday. You are the woman I strive to be. I love you Mom!!!

 

Fashion’s Night Out Tokyo

November 5th, 2011 :: VOGUE presents Fashion’s Night Out in Tokyo, Japan!

The pure amount of fashion muscle out on this night was amazing!!! All of the Vogue editors from all around the world, including the Godmother of fashion Anna Wintour, international fashion designers, international celebrities, and international fashion bloggers, not to mention all of the amazing local Japanese designers, editors, stylists, models, bloggers and fashionistas that keep Tokyo at the top of the fashion scene!!!

Needless to say, nothing like this has ever happened in Tokyo!

Ready to start the night~

At Rag & Bone with models Liv Lo and Kana

Half American & Half Japanese girl! ;-)

Time for a little TV interview

Stopped by the Marc Jacobs store

Bumped into model Juliana at Marc Jacobs

We stopped by one of our favorite jewelry stores, Star Jewelry

With sexy SJX model Stefano! Thank you Chiyomi-san!! We love Star Jewelry and SJX!

Ooo child! Look who we ran into next!

Feeling fabulous with Liv, Jonte, and Danielle

Next stop, Michael Kors After Party at the U.S. Ambassador’s House.

(Passports, I.D. checks and invitations were strictly necassary!)

Anna Wintour, Michael Kors, Jennifer Hudson, OH MY~

With Daniel, Misha Janette, and Shin

Getting our drink on at the Michael Kors After Party. I loved Liv‘s Michael Kors dress!

Jennifer Hudson live!!!!

With models Elli-Rose and Sara Mary

The end to a very unforgettable night!!!

I wonder what next years FNO Tokyo has in store!

Xx,

Melody

Fall Beauty Giveaway! The Winners!!

To all that entered my Fall Beauty Giveaway! Here are the winners!!!

Thank you so much for all of your wonderful comments! I loved reading all of your comments very much!!

Congratulations to the winners of the “Melody’s Fall Beauty Giveaway!”!!

I will be doing more “Melody’s Giveaways!” so please keep watching!!

Xx,

Melody

Versace for H&M = Love at first sight

Last night I had the amazing opportunity to go to the H&M press room in Tokyo to get a sneak peek at the new Versace for H&M Collection. With so many bright tropical colors and eye-popping patterns, the new collection is absolutely amazing! Right away, I fell in love the eccentricity of the Versace for H&M Collection. It reminded me of Miami, Florida in it’s glamorous 80′s and made me want to be on a beach somewhere, listening to live music sipping on a mojito.

With half of the collection dripping in bright colors and patterns, the other half is cool and glamorous with black leather and studded designs. Not only is the clothing absolutely rocking, the accessories and bags are pretty fab too! Oh, did I mention the men’s collection is just a awesome as the women’s?? For me, the whole point for fashion is to have fun and feel good in the clothes you are wearing and this collection is all fun baby! The colors and the styles of the pieces only further accentuates the young, vibrant, iconic feeling of the Versace for H&M Collection.

The official launch was held last night in New York with many famous celebrities and fashion icons, including Prince who performed at the after party, all gathering together to see what the Versace for H&M Collection had in store.

I think this collection is for people of all ages; it will remind the older crowd of their younger days, when they used so much hairspray and tanning oil, and it will excite the younger crowd of the glamorous days that we never were able to experience.

I was so inspired to see such a mass of exciting pieces in one collection! And being sold at a store with a price point that is completely affordable!

Versace for H&M Collection is by far my favorite collection of this year!!!

COUNTDOWN until Versace for H&M Collection hits stores: NOVEMBER 19th, 2011

Watch out for gators!

Love this bright yellow plunge dress with studs!

Leather + studs = Rockstar

Oo la la

Love this hat!

With DJ Peli

My girls Mai-chan and H&M PR Tabasa!

Blending in~ on the Versace for H&M Collection interior amazingness! Interior pieces are a big throw and cushions!

Fundies!

The beautiful detail of the metal tipped collar.

Just say “Yes!” to leather studded pants.

Yusuke and I looking gangster fab in our matching Versace for H&M jackets! We are thinking about starting a rap duo, what do you think?

We love Versace for H&M Collection! Such a great time hanging out at the H&M press room!

Thank you H&M!!!! Thank you Tabasa!!!!

I am dying to get my hands on some Versace for H&M Collection pieces!!!!!

If you have a chance definitely try to get yourselves to H&M stores on November 19th, 2011 to check out the new Versace for H&M Collection. I promise you won’t regret it!!

Xx,

Melody

New Beauty Loves! + FALL BEAUTY GIVEAWAY!

It’s that time again! My FALL GIVEAWAY!!! This time I want to share with you some of my new favorite beauty loves!

If you would like to enter make sure to go to my YouTube and leave a comment on this video!!

Xx,
Melody